Errol Spence Jr., right, in Las Vegas this past weekend with Julian Williams (Photo: Instagram)
By Chris Robinson
I can never forget the intense sparring sessions that took place between Errol Spence Jr. and Floyd Mayweather years back. Spence, somewhat of an unknown prospect at the time, gave Mayweather great work ahead of his May 2013 bout with Robert Guerrero.
Now 20-0 with 17 knockouts following an April 16 fifth round TKO victory over Chris Algieri, Spence was in Las Vegas this past weekend for the Showtime triple header at the Cosmopolitan. The event was headlined by Erislandy Lara edging Vanes Martirosyan in their rematch.
I spoke with Spence at the weigh-in on Friday and asked him his thoughts on Mayweather possibly returning for a 50th match.
“I think Floyd will come back,” Spence stated. “There is too much money on the table waiting for him.”
Spence continued, making it clear who he would and wouldn’t like to see “TBE” face at this point.
“I’d like to see him with Danny Garcia,” Spence explained. “GGG is too big. I’d like to see him in with Danny Garcia, Adrien Broner. I don’t want to see Conor McGregor at all.”
Check below for more from Spence, including why McGregor doesn’t make the cut.
Chris Robinson can be reached at CRobinson@hustleboss.com